We have to be able to see how God sees and what He is focused on. Isaiah saw the Lord in Isaiah 6:1-8 and becomes undone in the presence of God. After getting his lips touched by a coal from the altar which removed Isaiah's iniquity and his sin purged, God's focus shifts off of Isaiah to asking heaven a question "Whom shall I send and who will go for us?" Basically asking heaven the question, who will take the gospel of the kingdom and go into all the world looking for people God to introduce Himself to. Isaiah responds "Here am I; send me!"
We need to do the same. Jesus asked the church the same question in Mark 16:15 after he upbraided their faith for not believing the witnesses testifying that He was alive. We need to see what Jesus saw through the eyes of God.... The Multitudes, aka fainting sheep without a shepherd, just like the flock below. The sheep are on the road to somewhere and some are off the road getting further off the path to nowhere. Sounds like people we interact with everyday.
It is time for us to get undone and be a faithful ambassador (a door hinge) to open up the door for God to introduce Himself to the lost sheep He desperately is looking for according to Ezekiel 34:11-16. Get undone this week and see through His eyes.
Questions to answer and discuss this week:
What caused you to become undone from this message? If you did not, why not?
What did God promise the church if they would become undone in Mark 16:15-20 and Ezekiel 34:11-16?
What are the characteristics of a faithful ambassador?
What was the condition of the multitude Jesus saw in Matthew 9:36?
What was your "aha" moment from this message?
Being His Faithful Ambassador,
Rev. Ryan Welker